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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012, 2:15 P.M.

Mayor Condon gives glowing report of future plans…

Good morning, Netizens...


I did watch Mayor David A. Condon in his 100 day report. My first impression of our new Mayor is that he certainly talks a lot by moving his hands. Few of our Mayors in my memory of such things, seemed to have an interest or the capability of doing such a thing in public speaking, but hand movements can tell you a great deal about the inner workings of the Mayor's mind, and David Condon seems to be no exception. Unfortunately he continues using the same empty hand gestures as so many of his predecessors, it leaves me seriously wondering how many of the promises he has made in his presentation this morning he will either be capable or earnestly willing to keep.


He introduced the various members of his transition team/current staff, although I did notice he never once mentioned the name of Rocky Treppiedi, since Rocky is a lesser entity in the hierarchy of City Hall. Am I and others to assume we are facing four more years of Mr. Treppiedi's belligerent attitudes about the public, or will David Condon get rid of him while he is at it?


He never mentioned the Police Guild, not once. After all is said and done, they are the jackass that wags the tail of the police department. That, too, cries out to me for correction, but I doubt it will be solved as easily as Mayor Condon waves his hands.


I am sorry, but I neither saw nor heard anything of great content, but a lot of promises, nearly all of which were of good intent. However, as multiple generations and former Mayors can attest, good intentions will probably not improve the plight of our poor town. That, too, is unfortunate. Maybe we can set thing aright this time around. Of course, as always, your results and beliefs may differ from my own.



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